Movies like Grossmeyster

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Grossmeyster (1973)
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Grossmeyster (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Chess Grandmaster Sergei Khlebnikov is a highly talented and unusual person, living in the 1970s Soviet Union. His is obsessed with making a beautiful game. But his emotional and irrational way is the reason why he never won a major competition. At last his moment comes and he wins the Tournament of Contenders for the World Championship. Next he has to play against the World Champion...
Plot: chess, competition, society, winner
Place: russia

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Most similar movies to Grossmeyster

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and touching films with plots about sport, ambition, society, hopes, rivalry, athlete's life and underdog mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Grossmeyster: Sopernitsy (1985), Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993), Breaking the Limits (2017), Queen of Katwe (2016), A Move of a White Queen (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sopernitsy (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Sopernitsy (aka The Rivals) is about coaching a winner. Two young ladies are competing in a canoe race. The more experienced girl always wins every competition. But the ladies are not just competitors in sport but are also competitors for the ...
Plot: victory, competition, coach, boat, self esteem, rowing, winner, friendship, rivalry, jealousy, love
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.
Style: uplifting, inspirational, touching, intellectual, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: child prodigy, chess, prodigy, contests and competitions, supportive parent, parents and children, human spirit, tournament, competition, genius, mentor, coach ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Breaking the Limits (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on true events. In 1980s Poland, Jerzy Górski is a young man who finds the determination to struggle against his drug addiction through athletic training, with the aim of competing in the US Ironman Triathlon.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, based on true events, exciting
Plot: drug addict, competition, sport competition, drugs, winner, swimming, accident, interrogation, hospital, training, sport, rise to the top ...
Time: year 1978, year 1984, year 1990, year 1988
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62%
 7.4
 16K
Queen of Katwe (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young girl overcomes her disadvantaged upbringing in the slums of Uganda to become a Chess master.
Style: inspirational, thought provoking, captivating, sincere, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chess, poverty, rise to the top, mother daughter relationship, child protagonist, widow, sport, contests and competitions, small town, team, mentor, female director ...
Time: future, 80s, 50s, 1950s
Place: uganda, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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My Best Friend, General Vasili, the Son of Joseph Stalin (1991)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on a true story of a sport star Bobrov, who happened to become befriended by Vasili, the son of Stalin.
Plot: dictatorship, stalinism, soccer, ice hockey, uniform, military, father son relationship, abusive father, politics, drinking, drunkenness, nepotism ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Move of a White Queen (1972)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The film is based on the eponymous book by Lev Kassil. Natasha is called "The White Queen", because she is the winner of many international ski competitions. Her coach is going through a midlife crisis. He makes a decision to quit his ...
Plot: winner, ski, sports man, snow, competition, training, coach
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.4
 37K
McFarland, USA (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A track coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.
Style: touching, exciting, uplifting, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: coach, athlete and trainer, human spirit, underdog, sport, dedicated educator, small town, mentor, track and field, sport team, contests and competitions, teacher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, united states, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Five high school cheerleaders, including the daughter of the school principal, run amok -- and teachers, parents and administrators allow them to get away with a wide range of scandalous behavior. Known as the "Fab ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: cheerleader, high school, society, against the rules, teenage life, sport team, americana, athlete and trainer, rebelliousness, hardcase students, youth, rebellion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Racing for Time (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Cleveland 'Stack' Stackhouse is a guard with the Texas Correctional Youth Authority who witnesses the cycle of destructive choices and racial tensions among female teen offenders and decides to do something about it. He gathers ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, juvenile delinquency, against the odds, human spirit, rebellion, hopes, kids in trouble, society, youth, ambition, teenage life, prison life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Million Dollar Arm (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In a last-ditch effort to save his career, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) dreams up a wild game plan to find Major League Baseball’s next great pitcher from a pool of cricket players in India. He soon discovers two young men who can throw a ...
Style: inspirational, feel good, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: baseball, underdog, fish out of water, athlete's life, sport, ambition, against the odds, culture clash, rivalry, contests and competitions, society, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, usa, california, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A biopic of 20-year-old Francis Ouimet who defeated his golfing idol and 1900 US Open Champion, Harry Vardon.
Style: motivational, captivating, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: golf, rags to riches, sport, underdog, athlete's life, human spirit, prodigy, lifestyle, ambition, social differences, society, rivalry ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 90s, 1930s, 1960s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, new jersey, boston, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Maradona, the Hand of God (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Italy, Argentina
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Dramatizing of the many shocking highs and lows of Argentine soccer hero Diego Maradona, an extraordinary athlete and arguably the greatest player in the history of the sport.
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental
Plot: rise to the top, lifestyle, athlete's life, ambition, prodigy, rise and fall, sport, rehabilitation, folk hero, society, rising to stardom, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: argentina, napoli italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Pawn Sacrifice (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: American chess champion Bobby Fischer prepares for a legendary match-up against Russian Boris Spassky.
Style: captivating, factual, entertaining, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: chess, cold war, prodigy, contests and competitions, rivalry, ambition, paranoia, politics, genius, obsession, eccentricity, mental illness ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 50s ...
Place: russia, santa monica california, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 2K
Tyson (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of Mike Tyson. From his early days as a 12 year old amateur with a powerful punch, to the undisputed title of "Heavyweight Champion of the World", and ultimately to his conviction for rape. The story of his turbulent life moves ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, funeral, death of mother, world champion, professional athlete, father figure, rags to riches, champion, athlete's life, ambition, sport, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Vysotsky: Thank God I'm Alive (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Russian poet, singer and actor Vladimir Vysotsky was an idol of the 1970s and '80s. In 1980, at the age of 42, he passed away during the Moscow Olympic Games. This is the story of his last great love as handed down to his son from a family ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, based on true events, dramatic ...
Plot: musician's life, artists and showbiz, addiction, society, life is a bitch, love and romance, drug abuse, near death experience, kgb, actor, drug addiction, songwriter ...
Time: year 1979, 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: russia, ussr, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.3
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The Express (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Based on the incredible true story, The Express follows the inspirational life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.
Style: emotional, uplifting, realistic, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, african american, human spirit, american football, racism, ambition, college, against the odds, success, contests and competitions, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 1940s, 1960s ...
Place: usa, new york, united states, cleveland ohio, texas ...
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Legend No. 17 (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Biopic of Russian ice hockey legend Valeri Kharlamov from early childhood, rising to the pinnacle of the sport and his untimely death
Style: sincere, suspenseful, rough, suspense, psychological
Plot: ice hockey, hockey player, athlete's life, sport team, athlete and trainer, sport, relationship vs career, competition, career, love of one's life, love and romance, canadian
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Tiger Woods Story (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With his father coaching him and his mother providing a strong spiritual influence, Tiger Woods rose to fame and fortune. But his success came at a price, as he endured personal struggles with racism, self-doubt and cultural identity.
Style: sincere, touching, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, racism, interracial relations, hopes, athlete's life, lifestyle, hotshot hero, sport, contests and competitions, rise to the top, youth, society ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of Mary Thomas, the mother of basketball star Isiah Thomas, and how she fought to keep her family together and her sons out of trouble despite the surroundings of poverty, drugs, crime and violence of their ghetto neighborhood.
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, touching
Plot: urban ghetto life, single parent, family relations, dream come true, parents and children, against the odds, family life, dysfunctional family, strong female presence, urban ghetto, family problems, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Without Limits (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The film follows the life of famous 1970s runner Steve Prefontaine from his youth days in Oregon to the University of Oregon where he worked with the legendary coach Bill Bowerman, later to Olympics in Munich and his early death at 24 in a car crash.
Style: sincere, exciting, captivating, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: olympics, sport, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, human spirit, hopes, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, lifestyle, competition, running ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1969, year 1970 ...
Place: oregon, usa, finland, helsinki finland, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Hustle (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Few figures in professional baseball had a career quite like Pete Rose -- and practically no one who climbed so high fell so hard. Rose made his major-league debut playing second base with the Cincinnati Reds in 1963; nicknamed "Charlie ...
Plot: gambling addiction, athlete, baseball, scandal, girl in bra and panties, cleavage, gambling
Time: 80s
Place: cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Running Brave (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of Billy Mills the American Indian that came from obscurity, to win the 10,000 meter long distance foot race in the Tokyo Olympics.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: olympics, track and field, lifestyle, sport, against the odds, americana, racism, university, human spirit, athlete and trainer, social differences, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: kansas, south dakota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.6
 305K
The Blind Side (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
Style: touching, uplifting, inspirational, emotional, motivational ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: adoption, human spirit, parents and children, strong female character, american football, interracial relations, life, fish out of water, rising to stardom, family drama, misfit, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, memphis, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6.2
 4K
Gracie (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This is the story of a teenager named Gracie Bowen, who lives in South Orange, New Jersey, is crazy about soccer, as are her three brothers and former soccer star father. Although Gracie wants to join her brothers and father in the nightly ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Plot: soccer, human spirit, family problems, rivalry, follow your dream, death in the family, female athlete, feminism, sport, family in crisis, athlete's life, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Don King: Only in America (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A cinematic portrait of the famous fight promoter and boxing manager.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: crimes, athlete's life, rise to the top, ambition, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, society, hopes, underdog, rise and fall, urban ghetto ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
 8K
Brian's Song (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, interracial relations, sport team, cancer, rivalry, ambition, rising to stardom, sport, against the odds, human spirit, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, 1960s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Adidas Vs. Puma: The Brother's Feud (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two brothers start a sportswear company in the 1920s, hoping to make the best shoes in the world. Their relationship deteriorates until they become bitter rivals.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, based on true events
Plot: shoes, rivalry, brother brother relationship, businessman, world war two, rise to the top, branding, friendship, society, disagreement, family relations, car ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 50s ...
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.8
 350K
The Fighter (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Fighter, is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being ...
Style: sincere, inspirational, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, boxing, underdog, athlete's life, training, sport, loyalty, arrest, addiction, drug abuse, self destructing, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, year 1993, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, london, new hampshire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Promise Kept: The Oksana Baiul Story (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The 16-year-old Ukrainian figure skater (Monica Keena) overcomes personal tragedies to become the 1994 Olympic gold medalist.
Plot: coach, ballet, cancer, competition, success, training, olympics, skating, death, winter olympics, skater, tragedy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Chariots of Fire (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The true story of British athletes preparing for and competing in the 1924 Summer Olympics.
Style: sentimental, thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: underdog, ambition, friendship, olympics, olympic athlete, cambridge university, missionary, track and field, sport, prejudice, social differences, human spirit ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s, post world war one ...
Place: scotland, paris france, england, europe, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%